Public Meeting: The Political Economy of Israeli’s Occupation Speaker: Shir Hever


28th Feb 2011    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS

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Speaker: Shir Hever

Shir Hever is an economic researcher with joint Palestinian-Israeli organisation The Alternative Information Centre . He recently published ‘The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation’ (Pluto , 2010)

“Israeli society is a decadent society in an unstoppable decline, resistant to internal calls for reform and politically paralyzed from within.”

“Only external pressure can truly bring change to this society, and allow democracy to take hold in the region, not only for the benefit of Palestinians, but for the benefit of Israelis too. External pressure, by using political and economic tools such as sanctions and boycott, returns the issues of civil rights and democracy to the fore, and deprives Israel of the option to use its military might to make the problem go away.”    SHIR HEVER, Why Does Israel Still Occupy the Palestinians?